To bring the conduct of meetings of organizations under reliable law, there are three possible solutions. First, to reform existing parliamentary procedure in order to make it correspond with the law. This is not practical. Second, to return to the legal origins of parliamentary law. The legal origins are obscure, the case law meager and the common parliamentary law too indefinite to encourage such an effort. Third, to adopt new, modern, simple rules of procedure, based on law, both case and code. This approach is both realistic and practical and can include the experience of reform experiments and legal origins. From these rules, a uniform system of parliamentary procedure can be developed. Such a project is one for the legal profession.
John Waldeck, Parliamentary Procedure for Non-Profit Organizations, 13 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 529 (1964)